Christopher Newman

Christopher Newman

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  Artist: Christopher Newman
 Live in: Woolloomooloo, NSW, Australia
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CHRISTOPHER NEWMAN (b. 1970, Port Macquarie, Australia) Printmedia artist/ printmaker and Graphic Designer, Newman studied at UTS (University of Technology, Sydney) attaining a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication), studied printmaking at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney (Printmedia), and Wollongong University's Faculty of Creative Arts, from where he obtained his Masters. He is currently also training at COFA (College of Fine Arts), UNSW (University of NSW). His technique reflects this substantial training. Recent significant artistic milestones include two very successful art residencies and exhibitions in Paris and in Buenos Aires, the former at Proyecto'Ace in Buenos Aires, the later at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. Newman been selected for prestigious art awards and prizes such as the International Print Triennial - Krakow, Fremantle Print Awards, Albury Art Prize, Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, National Print Prize Australia and has been shown and collected by the Australian Embassy in Buenos Aires, purchased by Tweed River Gallery, Australia, in private collections in Australia and overseas. Newman has also worked for many years as a graphic designer and art director for various magazines and newspapers, such as art-directing Australian T3 magazine and graphic design in the art department for The Daily Telegraph and The Australian newspapers. He has worked as a compositor and line-tester in the animation industry in Australia and in London, on various animated ABC and BBC television series and on the animated Australian feature film, The Magic Puddding. Clem Gorman wrote in a review of his exhibition "La cara terrestre: Argentina" in Buenos Aires: "Newman states, in his program notes: "My art is a tool for revival of nature and tradition, a plea for humans to live in harmony with the land, and to identify the transient Outsider's relationship with urbanity." The exhibition is called La Cara Terrestre: Argentina (the "˜alien' face in the land: Argentina), and depicts, he says: "sometimes my own transient face into the scene ... (or) other faces, faces in the urban jungle ... alienated from nature." His bold prints, silver on black paper, depict glimpses of the hidden life of the great metropolis of Buenos Aires - the night people, cartoneros, who collect garbage from the streets, the cats who seem almost to outnumber the citizens, the ads for prostitutes pinned on trees, or the origins of the tango in the waterside district of La Boca as a dance done between men waiting in brothels. The print depicting cats has a particular interest: many believe that cats can see the spirits of the dead, and Newman has them seeing the spirits of Buenos Aires art students who disappeared during the military dictatorship. This artist never ceases to surprise with his out-there innovations, his willingness to break new ground, his ceaseless exploration of the possibilities of printworks on paper. One wonders what he will come up with next. This exhibition, sometimes semi-abstract, sometimes dark, often just short of surreal, blending figurative and abstract images, received rare praise not only from Proyecto'Ace's Director, Alicia Candiani, herself one of the world's leading printmakers, but also from the city's arts cognoscenti. This in a city where gallery opening crowds actually study the works, unlike many in Sydney who seem more intent on wine and chatter. Newman has exhibited in solo shows in Woollongong and Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Paris, France and in group shows all around Australia and in other countries. Newman currently lives and works in Woolloomooloo, Sydney, Australia Education BDes (Bachelor of Design-Visual Communication) - University of Technology, Sydney (1994) MCA (Master of Creative Arts - Graphic Design and New Media) - University of Wollongong, NSW (2003) MFA (Master of Arts) -University of N SW Art & Design, (current) http://www.christophernewman.org/ http://christopher-newman.blogspot.com.au/